Get Healthy With ‘Tread For Bread’
In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and to help feed Hawaii’s hungry, GreenFleet Hawaii invites Central Oahu residents to put their “extra calories” to good use at Tread for Bread Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Waimea Valley’s lawn and pavilion.
Guest speakers are the park’s executive director Gail Chew and Scott Williams, president of Lex Brodie. At information booths will be representatives of Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Hagadone, Hawaii Foodbank and IHS, among others. Tread for Bread will present a check for the first quarter donations to the food bank and IHS. Visitors also may take a sustainability hike or enjoy music by Canoes 4 Rent.
“This is a family-friendly event, and I think people will be pleasantly surprised with what Tread for Bread and Waimea Valley have to offer,” said Tom Flores, vice president of marketing and operations for GreenFleet Hawaii.
“Making healthy lifestyle decisions and being active — like choosing to take a hike — not only helps you, but the community too,” he added.
Participants track the distance accumulated daily from walking, running or hiking and input the specific data into a GreenFleet pedometer application, which will then calcu- late calories burnt. At the end of each quarter, GreenFleet Hawaii weighs all donated calories and makes donations.
Tread for Bread Day is designed to introduce GreenFleet and its food campaign program to the North Shore community, increase kamaaina awareness ofWaimea Valley as a cultural and fitness destination, and share how a healthy and active lifestyle can be helpful.
Admission and parking are free, and a special barbecue lunch plate is available for $6.
Tread for Bread was founded in September 2009 and is sponsored by Love’s Bakery. For more information, visit www.GreenFleetHawaii.com.